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LA PBL and Hints Suite

LA PBL and Hints Suite

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Published by Iyad Abou-Rabii

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Published by: Iyad Abou-Rabii on Sep 16, 2009
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LA Hazards (Suite)Local Anesthesia problems and hints
Iyad M.Abou Rabii
f the needle passes through a nerve in the area of injection, it may damagethe nerve and cause paresthesia. The injury is usually not long term or permanent.Make a note in the chart if the patient reports a shooting feeling during theinjection that would indicate needle contact with the nerve.A local anesthetic that has been contaminated by alcohol or a sterilizingsolution may cause tissue irritation and edema, which will in turn constrictthe nerve and lead to paresthesia.
Paresthesia (Prevention and Management)
Proper injection protocol and care of the dental cartridges will reduce theincidence of paresthesia, but it can still occur.If the patient calls reporting paresthesia, explain to them that it is not anuncommon result of an injection and make an appointment for examination.Make a note of the conversation in the patient's chart.

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